Friday, September 21, 2018

Review: ‘Quincy’ Captures a Lifelong Love Affair With Music


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/quincy-review-quincy-jones.html?partner=IFTTT
A documentary reveals its octogenarian subject as still busy and productive, and not a little haunted by memories of friends now gone.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: Blood Is Never Simple in ‘The Sisters Brothers’


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/the-sisters-brothers-review-joaquin-phoenix.html?partner=IFTTT
This period western features an excellent cast in a story about brotherhood, a violent past and the elusive future.

Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct 25th James Bond Movie


By ALEX MARSHALL via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/james-bond-cary-joji-fukunaga-danny-boyle.html?partner=IFTTT
The director who has worked on “True Detective” and “Maniac” is taking over, after Danny Boyle left the project citing creative differences.

Review: ‘Goyo: The Boy General’ Examines a Philippine Hero


By KEN JAWOROWSKI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/goyo-the-boy-general-review-philippines.html?partner=IFTTT
The biofilm, based on the experiences of Gregorio del Pilar, sets the stage with sweeping music and proud speeches before the big battle.

Review: ‘Colette’ and One Woman’s Lust for Life


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/colette-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Keira Knightley stars in the attractive biographical movie “Colette,” which takes a light, enjoyably fizzy approach to its subject.

Review: In ‘Love, Gilda,’ a Portrait of a Brief and Brilliant Career


By JASON ZINOMAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/love-gilda-review-saturday-night-live-documentary.html?partner=IFTTT
Adding to the booming genre of comedian documentaries, this film is an affectionate portrait of one of the first major stars of “Saturday Night Live.”

Review: In ‘Tea With the Dames,’ Four Legends Dish on Acting and Love


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/tea-with-the-dames-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This documentary with a simple premise — Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith in conversation — delivers insight and gossip.

Review: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Is Demented Fun (for Kids)


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/the-house-with-a-clock-in-its-walls-cate-blanchett-jack-black.html?partner=IFTTT
The director Eli Roth, previously known for gory exploitation throwbacks, now makes a nostalgic fun house movie geared toward a younger crowd.

Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Bluntly Calls Out All-American Misogyny


By AISHA HARRIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/assassination-nation-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Sam Levinson’s bloody social satire offers up a grab bag of trigger warnings and hashtags.

Review: In ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ Michael Moore Targets Trump, and Us


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/movies/fahrenheit-11-9-review-michael-moore.html?partner=IFTTT
In his new documentary examining the rise of President Trump, the director points fingers at everyone, including himself.

Ryan Coogler and LeBron James Bringing Back ‘Space Jam’


By SOPAN DEB via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/movies/ryan-coogler-and-lebron-james-a-new-space-jam.html?partner=IFTTT
An oft-rumored sequel to “Space Jam,” with LeBron James, is officially in the works. Ryan Coogler will be a producer and Terence Nance will direct.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Paul Scheer: The First Time I Got In a Bar Fight


By PAUL SCHEER via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/movies/paul-scheer-first-bar-fight.html?partner=IFTTT
We wanted to be the cool parents who bring their kids to bars and on vacations. So we did!

Review: It’s Called ‘Life Itself,’ and Yet Everyone’s Dead


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/movies/life-itself-review-oscar-isaac-olivia-wilde.html?partner=IFTTT
Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde lead a talented cast on a journey into maudlin ridiculousness.

In ‘Colette,’ Keira Knightley Trades Her Corsets for a Daring Suit


By KYLE BUCHANAN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/movies/colette-keira-knightley-costumes.html?partner=IFTTT
In this new period drama, the clothes have their own character arc. “The costumes really reflect what’s happening inside Colette,” says the director.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Review: ‘Garry Winogrand’ Pictures an Artist and His World


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/movies/garry-winogrand-all-things-are-photographable-review-documentary.html?partner=IFTTT
The film, subtitled “All Things Are Photographable,” gives the master of street photography the “American Masters” treatment.

New Trailer: ‘Captain Marvel,’ With Brie Larson


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/movies/captain-marvel-trailer-brie-larson.html?partner=IFTTT
You can’t spell “hero” without “her.” That’s the lesson to be gleaned from this empowering preview.

The College Recruit and the Downfall of a Hall of Fame Coach


By MICHAEL SOKOLOVE via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/magazine/college-basketball-recruiting-bribery-case-rick-pitino.html?partner=IFTTT
Should a high school star be prevented from playing college basketball because his father was accused of taking a bribe?

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Bloody Rivalry for the Throne, This Time With Margot Robbie


By ALEXIS SOLOSKI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/movies/mary-queen-of-scots.html?partner=IFTTT
“Mary Queen of Scots,” featuring Ms. Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, is one of many movies to explore a notorious battle for power. Here’s a guide.

Readers Respond to the 9.2.18 Issue


By Unknown Author via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/magazine/readers-respond-to-the-9-218-issue.html?partner=IFTTT
Here’s what they had to say about Riz Ahmed, and the failure of emergency systems to provide help during natural disasters.

Review: Cults, Demons and Nicolas Cage in ‘Mandy’


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/movies/mandy-review-nicolas-cage.html?partner=IFTTT
Mr. Cage uses his outsize performing chops to excellent effect in this idiosyncratic revenge fantasy.

New Trailer: ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ With Emily Blunt


By Unknown Author via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/movies/mary-poppins-returns-trailer-emily-blunt.html?partner=IFTTT
Ms. Blunt plays the titular nanny, who brings more than just a spoonful of nostalgia with her.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

‘The Predator’ Tops Box Office Despite Last-Minute Controversy


By GABE COHN via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/movies/the-predator-box-office-no-1.html?partner=IFTTT
“The Predator” unseated “The Nun,” a surprise hit last weekend, after drawing negative attention over an actor’s status as a registered sex offender.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

From Barb to ‘Sierra Burgess,’ a Young Actress Finds Her Place


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/movies/sierra-burgess-stranger-things-shannon-purser.html?partner=IFTTT
Shannon Purser became a fan favorite after her ‘Stranger Things’ character died. But that untimely exit was the start of a surprising career trajectory.